You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar.
You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways.
Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.
You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain.
Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
I was reminded about something very important recently....
What others say about you does not change who you are.
What others think about you does not change who you are.
Whatever shortcomings you think you have...
Whatever your bank account looks like...
Whatever your dress size is...
...God knows who you are.
He knows who He created you to be. He knows exactly what His glory looks like working in you. He has known you from the beginning of time, every fiber of your being. No one has the power to forfeit that in you. No one.
When we can walk forward without guilt or fear or shame we can honor God's creation in the very best way. We can leave the power of who we are--and whose we are--in the hands of the Almighty Father. And make no mistake about it--you are His.